In a recent attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) leader Chandrakant Patil, he stated that the party ruling in the state of Maharashtra, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition consisting of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are trying to gain political mileage by calling Maharashtra Bandh, ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections
to be held next year.
“The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government would have worked on providing relief to the farmers who have been affected due to the floods in Marathwada and Vidarbha,” stated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) leader of Mumbai unit. Further, he alleged that the state government has just given false promises and nothing else to the people.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) too was against the decision of Maharashtra Bandh, which according to the ruling party was a great success as most of the shops and bus services were closed in the city of Mumbai and some neighboring areas. The buses of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) and many of the black and yellow cabs too were paused. The Railway station for local trains could be seen full with passengers as due to Bandh commuter had to take suburban train services.
The road transport stated that there was no effect in the bus travels as they were running according to the schedule and no complications were recorded the whole day. The Mumbai police were seen in every nook and corner in wake of Maharashtra Bandh, the three parties in the alliance, Shiv Sena
, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) requested the citizens to support this decision of Maharashtra Bandh given expressing their solidarity towards the farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri Uttar Pradesh.